One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A measure of elasticity, equal to the ratio of the stress acting on a substance to the strain produced.
- ‘The Young's modulus was obtained from a cylinder load test on the pile concrete.’
- ‘The comparably large decrease in the average Young's modulus could have been caused by floating of microvilli or lamellipodia, respectively.’
- ‘The Young's modulus or stiffness of the stem and root material was calculated.’
- ‘Commercial nylon formulations often include plasticisers such as water, acids, alcohols and phenols, which reduce the yield stress and Young's modulus of the polymer, but increase the material toughness.’
- ‘We observed a faster drug action at higher concentrations but only minor differences in the amount of decrease of the average Young's modulus.’
Mid 19th century: named after T. Young (see Young, Thomas).
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